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U.S. Statements Responding to Russia's Intervention into Georgia and Recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia



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1 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s August 26, 2008, statement recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is at <. President Medvedev discussed Russia’s action in an August 26 interview with Al–Jazeera, at <. See Ellen, Barry & Matt, Siegel Enclave Hails Tight Embrace from Moscow , N.Y. Times, Aug. 26, 2008, at A1; Philip, P. Pan Russian Parliament Backs Regions in Georgia , Wash. Post, Aug. 26, 2008, at A8; Clifford, J. Levy Russia Declares Its Recognition of Two Enclaves , N.Y. Times, Aug. 27, 2008, at A1; Philip, P. Pan & Finer, Jonathan Russia Says 2 Regions in Georgia Are Independent , Wash. Post, Aug. 27, 2008, at A1.

2 Kessler, Glenn Georgia War Shows “Weak” Russia, U.S. Official Says , Wash. Post, Aug. 28, 2008, at A14.

3 U.S. Dep’t of State Press Statement No. 2008/626, Statement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Russia Moves into Georgia (Aug. 8, 2008), at <.

4 U.S. Dep’t of State Press Statement No. 2008/627, Russian Actions in Georgia (Aug. 8, 2008), at <.

5 White House News Release, President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia (Aug. 11, 2008), at <.

6 hite House News Release, President Bush Condemns Actions Taken by Russian President in Regards to Georgia (Aug. 26, 2008) (footnote omitted), at <

7 NATO Press Release No. 2008(108), Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the Russian Recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia Regions of Georgia (Aug. 27, 2008), at <.

8 U.S. Dep’t of State Media Note No. 2008/669, Joint Statement on Georgia by Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom (Aug. 27, 2008), at <.

9 Finn, Peter U.S. Russia Sign Pacton Nuclear Cooperation , Wash. Post, May 7, 2008, at A10; Baker, Peter Russia Deal May Fall, A Casualty of Conflict , N.Y. Times, Aug. 29, 2008, at A6; Abramowitz, Michael White House Set to Put Aside U.S.–Russia Nuclear Agreement , Wash. Post, Sept. 8, 2008, at A12; U.S. Dep’t of State Press Statement No. 2008/695, Statement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice on U.S.–Russia 123 Agreement (Sept. 8, 2008), at <.


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